Wednesday, November 10, 2004

A columnist's take on the election of 2004

It isn't often that some columnists veer off their normal subject matter. Some do it routinely but when a sex columnist tackles politics head-on, it's some damn good reading...

For at least the next four years, American lefties, artists, and queers should not consider this land our land, it is not a land of opportunity that spreads from sea to shining sea. No, we live on a chain of islands, an archipelago, not a continent. Sane people live on our islands--New York, San Francisco, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Madison, Austin, Boston, and on and on, basically all the cities, in red states and blue, that voted for Kerry--and we may not be the majority right now, and it may feel like sea levels are rising, but, hey, we own all the best real estate. We've got the cities, the Northeast, the Midwest, and West Coast. And what have they got? The Wal-Marts, the West Virginias, the Alabamas, the McMansions, and the mega-churches. Fuck 'em. Let 'em have that crap. We'll fight the fuckers in two years during the midterm elections and take back Congress. And we'll take 'em on again in four years and take back the White House. In the meantime, enjoy island life.

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